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    Fellow XColonists (Especially Urban Apartment Dwellers),

    I don't know if you've seen these in your local Wal-Mart, but there's a company called Hillside Beverages that makes gourmet coffees & teas, hot chocolate, and soups in a container that requires no external heating source.

    A can of Hillside Beverages is heated by an compartment underneath where water and Calcium Carbonate (limestone) combine at the press of a button and make a heat-producing chemical reaction. After 8 minutes or so, a pink button on the outside turns white, meaning the contents are heated and ready to drink.

    The hot chocolate and the gourmet coffees are great, but I haven't tried the teas or the tomato soup. The chicken soup could use more flavoring as well as diced vegetables, but overall, I think this is a great idea for Urban-based Survivalists and Preppers who can't safely store propane or gas heaters in their dwellings.

    Hillside Beverages initially sell for $2 a can, but I have seen these sell in Wal-Mart for as little as a $1 a can on clearance! Wherever you see them, I highly recommend grabbing them up.

    Although this product may be new for many people, I remember seeing the same basic idea in a CNN news story from Japan about 22 years ago. Over in Japan, they had ramen soup that was heated this way inside the can and the cans were dispensed from vending machines. I thought it was a fantastic idea then and I'm glad the idea finally made it here to Gaijin-Land.

    Here's the link to Hillside Beverage's Web Site if you want to learn more:

    Hillside Beverages
    http://www.hillsidebeverages.com/new/index.html
    "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

  • #2
    Oh, and as per company instructions, when you press the button to start the chemical heat reaction, always set the can on a flat, heat-resistant surface.
    "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by TheUnboundOne View Post
      Fellow XColonists (Especially Urban Apartment Dwellers),

      I don't know if you've seen these in your local Wal-Mart, but there's a company called Hillside Beverages that makes gourmet coffees & teas, hot chocolate, and soups in a container that requires no external heating source.

      A can of Hillside Beverages is heated by an compartment underneath where water and Calcium Carbonate (limestone) combine at the press of a button and make a heat-producing chemical reaction. After 8 minutes or so, a pink button on the outside turns white, meaning the contents are heated and ready to drink.

      The hot chocolate and the gourmet coffees are great, but I haven't tried the teas or the tomato soup. The chicken soup could use more flavoring as well as diced vegetables, but overall, I think this is a great idea for Urban-based Survivalists and Preppers who can't safely store propane or gas heaters in their dwellings.

      Hillside Beverages initially sell for $2 a can, but I have seen these sell in Wal-Mart for as little as a $1 a can on clearance! Wherever you see them, I highly recommend grabbing them up.

      Although this product may be new for many people, I remember seeing the same basic idea in a CNN news story from Japan about 22 years ago. Over in Japan, they had ramen soup that was heated this way inside the can and the cans were dispensed from vending machines. I thought it was a fantastic idea then and I'm glad the idea finally made it here to Gaijin-Land.

      Here's the link to Hillside Beverage's Web Site if you want to learn more:

      Hillside Beverages
      http://www.hillsidebeverages.com/new/index.html
      Wolfgang Puck puts out a sugar free Latte like that. Do not pull the tab, and put it between your legs while you drive home. It takes them about 15 mintes to reach 210 degrees. They get hotter and hotter slowly. Unless you like your chestnuts roasting on an open fire, put it in a cup holder. Personal experience speaking on this one.

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      • #4
        Never heard of such. I will get the wifey to pick up a few today for testing. Great idea! I've got to get to town more often..........
        JUST CURIOUS? PRUNES ARE DEHYDRATED PLUMS. SO WHERE DOES PRUNE JUICE COME FROM?

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        • #5
          Cool TUO! Nice find!!!
          73

          later,
          ZA

          Someday someone may kill you with your own gun, but they should have to
          beat you to death with it because it is empty.

          The faster you finish the fight, the less shot you will get.

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          • #6
            We use those on our boat trips. Sure beats messing with the stove, and coffee pot.

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            • #7
              Rusty,

              You wrote:

              Wolfgang Puck puts out a sugar free Latte like that. Do not pull the tab, and put it between your legs while you drive home. It takes them about 15 mintes to reach 210 degrees. They get hotter and hotter slowly. Unless you like your chestnuts roasting on an open fire, put it in a cup holder. Personal experience speaking on this one.
              Ruh-roh! We better stockpile up on on Hillside Beverages and Wolfgang Puck before the inevitable lawsuit from Steve Bozell hits the courts.

              "Mr Hendrie! You wouldn't be laughing about this if it was your chestnuts in the fire! Now I'm suing you for laughing at me!"

              :D :D :D :D
              "Apocalypse is by no means inevitable." --Jim Rice.

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              • #8
                this stuff sounds great i will get some friday when we get paid
                the pack that plays together stays together

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